Saturday, July 4, 2020

Hummingbirds Can See Colors We Can’t Even Imagine

The phrase “every color of the rainbow” isn’t quite as all-encompassing as it sounds. For one thing, the color chips in your hardware store’s...

‘Covid Parties’ Are Not a Thing

The dreaded “Covid party” has come to Alabama. Even as the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients in the state reached record highs, news...

How Masks Went From Don’t-Wear to Must-Have During the Coronavirus Pandemic

“There was very strong pushback that the evidence was too weak,” says Lidia Morawska, a leading aerosol researcher at the Queensland University of Technology,...

This Smart Mirror Makes Following Makeup Tutorials Easy

Juggling YouTube on a phone, applying makeup, and looking in a mirror at the same time can be a royal pain. Sometimes, the makeup...

What Trump’s Twitter and Clinton’s Sax Have in Common

This was a strategy that Clinton embraced throughout his presidency, motivated in part by Thomas Patterson’s landmark 1993 book, Out of Order, which documented...

Women’s Roller Derby Has a Plan for Covid, and It Kicks Ass

When the pandemic hit, the world of women’s roller-derby spun into action. On April 6, an international governing body for the sport, the Women’s...

25 of the Best Sales and Deals for the July 4th Weekend

Ah, the 4th of July: that traditional time of year when we hunker down in our homes and shop for mattresses and vacuum cleaners...

Your Firework Smoke Could Be Tainted With Lead

The holiday pyrotechnic smoke can be so thick, in fact, that historically, epidemiologists studying ambient levels of metal in the air actually throw out...

The Best Smartphones That Still Have a Headphone Jack

Brian Barrett is the digital director at WIRED, covering security, consumer technology, and anything else that seems interesting. Prior to WIRED he was the...

Pivo Pod is the Smart Camera Assistant for Budding TikTok Stars

I've always gone to great lengths to snap selfies of myself hands-free—stacking boxes on top of books on top of tables, setting timers, and...
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